ASeTTS Board and Staff

ASeTTS staff and volunteers are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds. This page provides brief information on our Board of Management and Staff.

Patron – Janet Holmes à Court

Janet is owner of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection yet makes the time to assist the community in so many ways. She was awarded the Order of Australia in 1995 as a tribute to her work in business, arts and community. She has chosen to work with ASeTTS because of her commitment to refugees and is particularly concerned about Temporary Protection Visa holders who continue to live with uncertainty. Her values of peace, tolerance, respect for every individual and the importance of family and employment are tightly aligned to ASeTTS vision and mission.

ASeTTS benefits from her compassion, networking ability at all levels and first class business competencies.



Antonio Giometti

Position: Chairperson & Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Member
Board Member since: October 2010

Mr Giometti has extensive experience in leadership, stakeholder engagement, project and change management, and business re-engineering.


Dr Bernadette Wright

Position: Vice Chairperson
Board Member Since: October 2013
Dr Wright has extensive experience in Transcultural Mental Health including community development, stakeholder engagement and research.

Tim Blackburn
Position: Treasurer & Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Chair
Board Member since: October 2014
Mr Blackburn has a wealth of experience in taxation, financial accounting and business management.



Dr Sue Hoffman
Position: Secretary
Board Member since: October 2013
Dr Hoffman’s background includes accounting and management.
She has a long involvement with refugees including doctoral research.




Kwame Selormey
Position: Board Member
Board Member since: January 2012
Mr Selormey has held a range of management positions in the areas of working with children, youth and families.



Julie Sprigg
Position: Board Member & Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Member
Board Member since: November 2016
Ms Sprigg has a wealth of International and Community Development experience. Ms Sprigg has an extensive range of experience in organisational strategy development; accessing and acquitting funding grants; evaluation and outcome measurement.




Darren Ginnelly
Position: Board Member & Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Member
Board Member since: October 2015
Mr Ginnelly has extensive experience in disability services in both the government and non government sector and his work is always underpinned from a human rights and social justice perspective


Kirsten Shearn

Position: Board member & Finance, Audit and Risk Committee Member
Board Member since: November 2016

Ms Shearn has a strong background in strategic planning, business planning, brand and marketing development as well as fundraising


Raissa Kundwa

Position: Board Member
Board Member since: October 2015

Ms Kundwa migrated to Australia as a refugee in 2006 with her family and was first connected with ASeTTS in July 2011, went on to become a youth support worker, and has been a member of United Voices since June 2014.



Should you wish to contact any member of our Board:

C/- ASeTTS, 286 Beaufort Street , Perth , Western Australia
Tel: (08) 9227 2736
Fax: (08) 9227 2777

ASeTTS Staff:

ASeTTS employs around 29 full-time equivalent staff and enjoy the support of around 102 active volunteers.

ASeTTS staff are all experienced professionals with formal qualifications in psychology, social work, counselling, the social sciences or administration. Ongoing professional development and supervision ensures staff are up to date with current trends and able to provide professional and relevant services for our clients.